Oversee the development and implementation of live accredited and non-accredited continuing medical education (CME) courses and activities. Maintain up-to-date working knowledge of all Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essentials, Standards, and Policies as well as all American Medical Association (AMA) policies as they relate to continuing education. Work with volunteer leaders as the staff liaison to workforces and associated task forces related to continuing medical education.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the development and implementation of live stand-alone educational activities.
Contribute to the planning process for live educational activities by designing, gathering, analyzing, and interpreting information to help assess surgeon educational needs and practice gaps.
Liaison and work with sub-specialty specific workforces, task forces, course planning groups and course directors on all elements of course design, strategic planning, and course implementation.
Manage relationships with faculty and speakers and oversee all outreach and communication.
Work with other STS staff on the procurement of outside devices and equipment for hands-on sessions when applicable.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on the establishment of relationships that support and enhance STS educational activities.
Work with the CME Compliance Coordinator to help ensure that all necessary documentation is compiled to meet ACCME requirements.
Develop and implement evaluation strategies to measure program and activity success and to examine and track data that identify and report on areas for continuous improvement and potential innovation.
Implement learner assessment and outcomes measurement for all courses and activities.
Coordinate and collaborate with meeting logistics, contracting, marketing, and communication that supports STS live educational activities.
Work with the Senior Manager, Education and other STS staff in support of the Annual Meeting and supporting activities such as the abstract submission and review process, the program planning meeting, and the development and implementation of ancillary activities such as STSU and Tech-Con.
Maintain current knowledge of adult learning theory and practices and emerging technologies for education delivery to health care professionals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field is required.
Minimum of three years related work experience developing accredited continuing adult education is required. Experience working in medical education, ACCME accreditation, and non-profit associations is strongly preferred.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment
Positive attitude in the workplace
Flexibility to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel, as necessary
Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Teamwork.
About The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.
With a staff of 65+ dedicated employees, STS is headquartered in Chicago’s Streeterville area with another office in downtown Washington, DC. The STS staff strives for excellence, while upholding the staff core values of respect, teamwork, innovation, quality service, and ownership.
Through the STS National Database, the Society has demonstrated its leadership in collecting and analyzing surgical outcomes data in order to improve patient treatments, quality of life, and long-term health.